Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Soricidae > Genus: Sorex > Species: Sorex samniticus

Appenine shrew - Sorex samniticus Altobello, 1926

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 5852


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Soricidae)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Apeninska gozdna rovka Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Apeninska šumska rovka Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Appenine shrew English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Italiaanse bosspitsmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Italianpäästäinen Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Italienische Waldspitzmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kortsvansad näbbmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaraigne des Apennins French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaraña de los Apeninos Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Olasz cickány Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rejsek italský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Toporagno appenninico Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Sorex araneus garganicus Pasa, 1953

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External data

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